This is the new Athletic kit 15/16, Athletic Bilbao’s new home strip for the upcoming La Liga season. Made by Nike, the new Bilbao home shirt was officially unveiled on June 30, 2015.
The Basque club’s famous red and white stripes have become bigger on this 15/16 home shirt. On the back of the neck is a small Ikurrina (Basque flag), pointing to the club’s roots. Continue reading
This is the new Partick Thistle kit 2015/2016, PTFC’s new home top for the upcoming Scottish Premier League season. Made by Joma, the new Jags home strip was officially unveiled on June 30, 2015 at George Square in Glasgow.
The shirt features a new sponsor in the form of US based investment company Kingsford Capital Management and their logo on the shirt has been designed exclusively for Thistle by Turner Prize nominated artist, David Shrigley, who has also created the club’s new mascot Kingsley (also named after the sponsor). The logo is definitely worth a second look- not the type of logo you’d expect from an investment firm.
Mike Wilkins, one of the founders of Kingsford Capital, brought in Shrigley, and the latter being a Thistle fan, was only too happy to create an eye catching design. However it has courted controversy, with some dubbing the mascot a “Lisa Simpson” lookalike and Danish organization OOA accusing Shrigley of infringing their “smiling sun” logo.
The sponsorship deal is apparently a six figure one, according to sources in the know, and will aid Thistle Continue reading
This is the new Roma away shirt 15/16, AS Roma’s new change strip for the upcoming Italian Serie A season. Made by Nike, the Giallorossi officially unveiled their new away kit on June 30, 2015, three weeks after they revealed their 2015/16 season home kit earlier this month.
Roma’s new 2015/2016 away jersey will be predominantly white with a Henley collar. It features a light tonal graphic on the front, a tribute to the city of Rome’s architectural wonders, ancient streets and neighbourhoods.
The cuffs feature the club’s traditional red and yellow colours. Last season, these colours featured on a diagonal sash on the away shirt, which was also white.
Continuing with the current design, a yellow stripe also runs along each flank, connecting to the ones on the red shorts. White socks complete the look of the new Roma away strip, as can be seen in the pics below Continue reading
Newly promoted AFC Bournemouth have announced that Gibraltar based Mansion Group will be their shirt sponsors for the upcoming Premier League season. The Cherries secured a shock promotion to the top flight from the Championship by winning the league in 2014/15, and have opted for a change in sponsors, with Mansion coming in to replace Energy Consulting.
Mansion will be sponsors for all three of AFCB’s 15/16 kits- home, away and third, and their training wear.
Slightly older football fans will remember Mansion’s earlier sponsorship of Tottenham Hotspur. They inked a four year deal worth £34m back in 2006, allegedly after missing out on sponsoring Manchester United. This was a big deal back then, with the company having only been established in 2004, and betting tie ups with league clubs weren’t so common as they are today.
Cherries manager Eddie Howe and the likes of Andrew Surman and Tyrone Mings were present at the sponsorship announcement. Continue reading
This is the new AZ Alkmaar shirt 2015/16, Dutch Eredivisie outfit AZ’s new home strip for the upcoming season. Alkmaar will have a new kit partner this season in the form of Baltimore based Under Armour who have signed a “multi year” deal to replace Macron.
AZ’s current director of football is former USA midfielder Earnie Stewart while former Yankees baseball player Robert Eenhoorn is their General Director. There’s another US connection in the form of Billy Beane, who is currently serving as advisor to the club.
AZ finished third in the 2014/15 Eredivisie season behind PSV and Ajax. They secured a spot in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League. Continue reading
This is the new Coventry kit 15/16, Coventry City’s new home shirt for the upcoming League One season. Made by new kit partners Nike, who replace Puma as part of a four year deal inked with the Sky Blues, the new strip was officially unveiled on June 29, 2015.
The shirt features blue and white stripes and the club have mentioned that they have taken inspiration from their 1987 kit. 1987 was of course the year of one of Coventry’s biggest triumphs, with the West Midlands outfit beating Spurs in that memorable FA Cup final at Wembley.
The shirt is paired with dark navy shorts and blue socks. International property agency Allsopp & Allsopp are again the sponsors of the new CCFC home strip 2015/16. Continue reading
This is the new Linfield away shirt 15/16, Northern Irish side Linfield FC’s alternate strip for the upcoming season. Made by Nike, the new Linfield away shirt was officially unveiled on June 27, 2015.
Linfield finished second behind Crusaders in the 2014-15 NIFL Premiership (sponsored by Danske Bank) season and thus earned a spot in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League.
If you’re a fan of really, really (yes there’s a need for the extra really!) minimalist shirts, then you might like the new Linfield away top. It’s an all orange strip from Nike, but there doesn’t seem to be too much effort put into the design of the uniform. Black Nike Swoosh and Linfield club badge added, as the pics below show us. Continue reading
This is the new Huddersfield away shirt 2015/16, Huddersfield Town AFC’s new change kit for the upcoming Championship season. The new HTAFC 15/16 alternate kit has been made by Puma and was officially unveiled on June 26, 2015 by the Terriers.
Puma have opted to go for a striking luminous yellow and black creation to be Town’s new change strip, paired with shorts and socks of the same colour. Radian B, the muscle rub brand of Thornton and Ross, are the sponsors, continuing their away shirt association with the club for a seventh straight season Continue reading